Tuesday, May 20, 2008

"Will The Last Taxpayer To Leave Massachusetts Please Turn Out The Lights?"

My take on the ongoing Mass exodus is in the Boston Herald today.

Does it make sense to flee just because the Legislature shafted voters on the income tax rollback? Or because Beacon Hill denied voters the right to have their say on same-sex marriage? Or because our pols welcome and reward illegal immigrants? Or because double-dipping public employees are rolling in tax-funded dough?

Taken individually, the answer is no. But collectively, they reflect the stream of petty abuses heaped upon the average Bay Stater by an elitist and adversarial political culture.

Gov. Deval Patrick can preach “Together We Can.” But unless something changes, the motto of his administration may well be “Massachusetts: I’m Outta Here.”